The Best Luxury Hotels in Gijón, Spain

The Artiem Asturias in Gijón is a five-star hotel with a large outdoor pool
The Artiem Asturias in Gijón is a five-star hotel with a large outdoor pool | Courtesy of Artiem Asturias / Expedia

Gijón has kept stubbornly under-the-radar for most travellers to the northern coast of Spain. But recent years have seen the city blossom, with its pedestrian-friendly shopping, seafront promenades, cultural centres and buzzing dining scene. Add its growing reputation as a beach and summer party hotspot, and it’s no wonder increasing numbers of visitors flock here. Join them while treating yourself to a little luxury at one of these high-end hotels – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. El Môderne Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

El Môderne Hotel
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Occupying an impressive piece of art deco architecture, El Môderne scores high for aesthetics. Classy interiors channel a vintage Big Apple vibe with a hushed, low-lit atmosphere. Smartly urbane guest rooms come with thoughtful luxuries like coffee-pod machines, thick bathrobes, and bathrooms you’ll want to linger in. A champagne bar and chic restaurant complete its upscale offering, plus it’s in the centre of town, just a block from the marina.

2. Artiem Asturias

Hotel, Luxury

Artiem Asturias
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This five-star hotel in the scenic green countryside of Asturias is the perfect antidote to the bustling urbanity of Gijón. Choose the Artiem Asturias for its superlative spa offerings, complete with numerous therapy pools, steam baths, massage treatments and a 25m (82ft) outdoor pool long enough for laps. A programme of yoga and fitness classes and a healthy-eating restaurant also add to the hotel’s impressive wellness credentials.

3. Hotel NH Gijón

Chain Hotel

Hotel NH Gijon
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Much of this upscale hotel’s appeal lies in its location – just at the side of San Lorenzo Beach, with stunning views along its sands. And there are few spots better to soak those up than stretched out on a lounger by the hotel’s rooftop swimming pool. Many of the 64 smart modern rooms offer coastal vistas – a few from their own terrace. Add an impressive spa and top-notch dining, and the result is one of the best places to stay in the city.

4. Hotel Silken Ciudad

Chain Hotel

Hotel Silken Ciudad
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There’s a touch of Las Vegas about this hotel’s sweeping, glass-panelled design, especially when it’s lit up at night. Inside, it tones down the glitz while still providing plenty of high-end comforts, like a heated indoor pool and a spa with a hot tub. Business-like rooms come with all the mod cons you’d expect, plus room service. The restaurant opens to an al fresco terrace when the weather allows, and, if you’re hoping for some sand between your toes, Poniente Beach is within easy walking distance.

5. TRYP Gijon Rey Pelayo Hotel

Business Hotel, Chain Hotel

TRYP Gijon Rey Pelayo Hotel
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Overlooking the leafy Isabel La Católica Park, this upmarket hotel is located in one of the greener corners of the city – yet still just a short walk from the golden sands of San Lorenzo Beach. Chandeliers and plenty of polished marble add a little glitz, while rooms are spacious and stylish, with suite perks including big bubble tubs. A big breakfast buffet is served up each morning, there’s a colourful cafe open throughout the day, and room service pizza is available if you just want a night in.

6. Hotel Hernán Cortés

Independent Hotel

Hotel Hernan Cortes
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The stand-out feature at this elegant city-centre hotel is its dining – As de Picas restaurant is known as one of the finest destinations in Gijón for refined traditional fare. There’s the air of a grand dame hotel through most of the public spaces, though rooms are more understated, with polished wood and simple traditional furnishings. There’s an extensive room service menu, too, though the hotel’s location also means you’re only a short stroll from numerous bars and eateries.

7. Numa Hotel Boutique

Boutique Hotel

Numa Hotel Boutique
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Certainly among the more stylish hotels in the city, Numa Hotel Boutique offers chic, design-led interiors in a location that couldn’t be more central – the main attractions in Gijón are easily walkable. On-trend guest rooms all come with walk-in rainfall showers, big fluffy towels and TVs. Elsewhere, you can wake up to a continental breakfast served each morning in the hotel’s dining room. Travelling by car? Make use of the underground parking.

8. Abba Playa Gijón Hotel

Chain Hotel

Abba Playa Gijon Hotel
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Clad entirely in shimmering black glass, it’s certainly not easy to miss the Abba Playa Gijón Hotel. You could hardly stay closer to the beach, either, as it’s hulking just across the road from the yellow sands of Playa de San Lorenzo. Inside, a softer mix of stylish furnishings and warm wood extends to the guest rooms, many of which enjoy superb coast views. You can cool off in the long outside pool and, later, head to the rooftop terrace for sundowners accompanied by spectacular panoramas.

9. Oca Palacio de la Llorea Hotel & Spa

Hotel, Luxury

Oca Palacio de la Llorea Hotel & Spa
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If you’re looking to get away from it all for some serious pampering, then this is certainly one to consider. It’s set among the lush rolling hills of the Asturian countryside, though just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Gijón. The huge spa is one of the most impressive in the area, with a thermal circuit where you can indulge in a cornucopia of water massage features while gazing out over the scenic surroundings. Golf fans also find themselves surrounded by an 18-hole course.

10. Hotel Palacio de Luces Relais & Châteaux

Hotel, Luxury

Hotel Palacio de Luces Relais & Châteaux
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This restored 16th-century hotel, kept in the hand of local nobility for centuries, is a high watermark for luxury lodging on Spain’s north coast. This out-of-town five-star hotel is set in the lush Asturian countryside, around a 25-minute drive from Gijón; the pretty seaside village of Lastres is also within walking distance. You’ll find all the five-star perks that come with Relais & Châteaux properties – from white-gloved bellmen and chic swimming pools to elevated local gastronomy, all surrounded by landscaped gardens brimming with flora.

Why not make a weekend of it? Find everything you’re looking for at one of the best hotels in Gijón, or opt for a stylish stay at one of these glamorous boutique hotels. End your night by exploring the best bars in Gijón, and take your pick of the liveliest sidrería (cider) or tapas bar. Not convinced? Discover the top reasons why you should visit Gijón.

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